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LAST_UPDATEWed, 27 Jul 2016 11pm

Bombings Kill At Least 14 In Northeast Syria City, Monitor Says

Two bomb blasts hit the northeastern Syrian city of Qamishli near the Turkish border on Wednesday, killing at least 14 people and wounding dozens more, a monitoring group said. Reuters picTwo bomb blasts hit the northeastern Syrian city of Qamishli near the Turkish border on Wednesday, killing at least 14 people and wounding dozens more, a monitoring group said.

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French Priest’s Killer Freed From Jail Despite Aiming To Join Jihadis

The teenage Islamic State follower who cut the throat of a Catholic priest celebrating mass in northern France was released from prison despite being determined to join jihadis in Syria.

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Russia Might Try To Influence US Presidential Election, Says Obama

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US President Barack Obama is wary of Russia's interference in the US presidential election, suggesting Russia might try to influence who gets elected on 8 November. His comments follow a leak of Democratic National Committee (DNC) emails attributed by experts to Kremlin-backed hackers.

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India’s Parliament Passes Controversial Child Labour Bill

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation): India’s parliament on Tuesday approved a controversial law that would allow children to work for family businesses, despite widespread concern by the United Nations and other rights advocates that it will push more children into labour.

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Indonesia’s President Appoints World Bank’s Sri Mulyani As Finance Minister

JAKARTA: Indonesia’s president on Wednesday appointed World Bank managing director Sri Mulyani Indrawati as the country’s new finance minister, among a wider cabinet reshuffle aimed at increasing the effectiveness of his team.

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Washington Scientist Launches Effort To Digitize All Fish

SEATTLE: University of Washington biology professor Adam Summers no longer has to coax hospital staff to use their CT scanners so he can visualize the inner structures of sting ray and other fish.

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Japan Knife Attacker Grins Before Cameras

Satoshi Uematsu is seen inside a police car as he is taken to prosecutors, at Tsukui police station in Sagamihara, Kanagawa prefecture, Japan, in this photo taken by Kyodo July 27, 2016. — Reuters picTOKYO: A Japanese man who admitted to murdering 19 people at a centre for the mentally disabled grinned to news cameras today before being questioned over the country’s worst killing spree in decades.

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Indonesia Brings Back Ex-Ministers Wiranto, Indrawati

A March 28, 2014 file photo of Wiranto during his Hanura party campaign on the legislative election that year. The ex-military chief has been named as the new Security Minister is President Joko Widodo's latest Cabinet reshuffle.JAKARTA: Indonesia President Joko Widodo today named two former ministers in his latest Cabinet reshuffle – prominent reformist Sri Mulyani Indrawati, and controversial ex-military chief, Wiranto.

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U.S. Says Backs Resumption Of China-Philippines Talks On South China Sea

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (L) meets Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Perfecto Yasay at the Department of Foreign Affairs in Pasay city Metro Manila, Philippines July 27, 2016. REUTERS picU.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday he supported the resumption of talks between China and the Philippines over the South China Sea, following an international court ruling against Beijing over the dispute earlier this month.

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Sanders Loyalists Warn Of Party Split After Clinton Victory

PHILADELPHIA — Bernie Sanders loyalists warned that the Democratic Party could rupture over the nomination of Hillary Clinton after a volatile night that saw a large group of Sanders delegates and supporters exit the party's national convention to stage a sit-in at a nearby media tent.

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